Information - Aquarium du Québec - Tourist Establishments - Sépaq

COVID-19 : New preventive measures for the lockdown period, visitor's guide, and limited activities and services

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Open in the winter

Temporary closure until further notice

Due to the exceptional situation related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), this establishment will remain closed until further notice.

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New preventive measures for the lockdown period

New measures are in force at this establishment for the lockdown period (January 9 to February 8, 2021). Please refer to the additional public health regulations now in place.


The Aquarium is next to the bridges at the entrance to Québec City. Only 15 minutes from downtown, it's also 5 minutes from the major shopping centres: Laurier Québec, Place de la Cité, and Place Sainte-Foy.

MontréalOld QuébecQuébec City airportSainte-Foy train station (Québec City)
Aquarium du Québec 240 km 18 km 11 km 1 km


Access and Operating Period

Get directions

Driving Directions
Take exit 132 from Highway 73.

Free parking.

Public Transit
Bus routes 13 and 25 will get you close to the Aquarium. Check schedules and routes (in French only). Les Tours du Vieux-Québec also offer a shuttle service from Old Quebec to the Aquarium du Québec.

Operating periods

Daily visit

The Aquarium du Québec is open every day, even on public holidays, except December 25th.

  • September 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Aquarium du Québec is not a Québec National Park. The Annual Québec National Parks Card is not valid for admission to this establishment.


Picnic Area 

Trees, flowers, and a view overlooking the river... The Aquarium is ideal for picnicking. Several areas are available in different sectors. The terrace of Alizé restaurant is also open to picnickers. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited on site except where they're for sale. Straws and glass containers prohibited.


Open year-round, the boutique is in the reception building. It offers souvenirs with the colours of the Aquarium and the animals it shelters: decorative items, clothing, jewellery, books, postcards, photos, toys, original and exclusive corporate gifts, etc.

Strollers and Wheelchairs (free, subject to availability)

The Aquarium offers a free stroller and wagon for kids rental service, and a free wheelchair loan service. All sectors are partially accessible with these mobility aids. Available year-round, the service is at the reception building. Subject to availability.

Nursing room

The Aquarium provides its customers with a functional and comfortable nursing room for mothers and their babies. The nursing room has rocking chairs with nursing cushions, a changing table with mobile, a drawing table for children, and some essential accessories (like sanitizing product). A unidirectional mirror gives parents a totally private view of the St. Lawrence River and the Québec bridge.

Services for families

To better plan your activities, please consult our family services.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
1675 Avenue des Hôtels
Québec (Québec)  G1W 4S3

Telephone : 418 659-5264

Telephone : 1 866 659-5264 (toll-free)

Fax : 418 646-9238

GPS coordinates:
46° 45' 07.86" N
71° 17' 21.35" W



Pets are not allowed at the Aquarium du Québec, except guide dogs on duty by accredited organizations (Canadian Association of Guide & Assistance Dog Schools (CAGADS), International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF), Assistance Dogs International (ADI), Mira Foundation (MIRA), Lions Foundation of Canada, etc.). Condition and regulation

Using drones

In order to minimize the impact on wildlife and on the customer experience, Sépaq does not allow recreational drone use at the establishments it manages. Find out more


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External Links

CAA-Québec SATQ Forfaits Québec Polar Bears International Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums Association des diplômés de l’Université Laval (ADUL)

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